Holland House, Cardiff

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Holland House
Mercure Holland House Cardiff.JPG
Holland House
General information
Type Hotel
Location Wales Cardiff, Wales
Address 24-26 Newport Road,
Cardiff city centre
CF24 0DD
Coordinates 51°29′01″N 3°10′02″W / 51.4836°N 3.1672°W / 51.4836; -3.1672Coordinates: 51°29′01″N 3°10′02″W / 51.4836°N 3.1672°W / 51.4836; -3.1672
Owner Mercure Hotels
Height 60 metres

Holland House, also known as Macdonald Holland House, is a high-rise hotel in Cardiff, Wales. The 60-metre high building has 15 floors and is the seventh tallest building in Cardiff.

History[edit]

Holland House stands on the site which used to belong to the first secondary school in Cardiff.[1]

The building used to be offices for Lloyds TSB. It was refurbished in 2003/4 for hotel use.[2] The hotel was run by Macdonald Hotels until 2007 when it was sold to Accor to be run under the Mercure brand.[3]

In 2006, the exterior of the building was used as a hospital for filming of the Cardiff sci-fi and drama series Torchwood.[4]

Refurbishment[edit]

Holland House underwent a massive alteration and refurbishment project on the existing 16 storey concrete framed structure. This including the destruction of an existing 2 storey extension structure which consisted of heavily reinforced concrete walls, huge concrete panels and 800mm thick reinforced support beams and upright columns. The 2 storey extension itself was 30 x 15 metre² and was built on top of an existing basement car park area.[5]

Hotel facilities[edit]

Mercure Holland House and Spa is a 4 star hotel with 165 rooms, all of which have air conditioning and complimentary internet access. The hotel has a first floor restaurant and a lounge bar. The Spa has an indoor heated pool and there are 17 meeting spaces for up to 645 guests.[6]

Location[edit]

The hotel is located in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff, close to the city centre, a 15 minute walk from Cardiff Central railway station and a 30 minute drive from Cardiff International Airport.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cardiffians | The suburb of Adamsdown
  2. ^ Skyscraper News | Macdonald Holland House
  3. ^ Macdonald Hotels | Macdonald Hotels completes its hotel sale
  4. ^ Doctor Who locations | Newport Road Lane
  5. ^ Denver Construction Services | Project Details » Holland House Hotel (Cardiff)
  6. ^ Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
  7. ^ Venues | Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa Cardiff

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